Helen H. Di
ABRIDGE Cofounder and CEO
The leader of ABRIDGE, Helen H. Di is also founder and CEO of DML Translations, a global multilingual language service provider with more than 20 years of international success in multicultural communications. Her business experience includes international investment consulting at TransCapital International and marketing and advertising roles at Ogilvy, WPP, and Universal McCann. Di is a graduate of Guangzhou Foreign Studies University and holds a master's in International Business and Marketing from Baruch College (CUNY), New York.
ABRIDGE Cofounder and Chairman
John Tognino is a financial services executive and trustee of higher education institutions and health care organizations. His board affiliations have included Fordham University and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tognino previously served as executive vice president of the NASDAQ Stock Market, managing director of Merrill Lynch, and chairman, president, and CEO of the Security Traders Association. He is a graduate of Fordham University.
Nancy Busch Rossnagel, Ph.D.
ABRIDGE Chief Program Officer & Partner
Nancy Busch Rossnagel, professor of Psychology at Fordham University, served for 15 years as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and chief research officer at Fordham. In these roles, she actively engaged in national and international initiatives in higher education, including international collaborative research programs. Busch Rossnagel is a member of the board of trustees of New York's SBH Health System. She holds degrees from Scripps College, Wayne State University, and the Pennsylvania State University.
James Marrin, Ph.D.
James Marrin is a multilingual communications consultant whose clients have included GE, IBM, Honeywell, and other major corporations. In 30 years of practice, Marrin has worked in 15 countries and coached nationals of 25 more. Previously director and partner for communications skills at KPMG USA, Marrin has also taught or consulted at Boston College, Fordham University, Harvard University, and others. He holds degrees from The Catholic University of America, The New School for Social Research, Harvard University and Columbia University.
Director of China
Penny Peng is founder and director of Shanghai-based Seesaw Consultants, an ABRIDGE partner agency dedicated to connecting international students with top-quality educational resources in the United States. Her background is in cross-cultural language education and computer science. Prior to her current role, Peng lived in the U.S. for more than a decade and worked as a computer science professional for the international corporation Thomson Reuters. A graduate of Nankai University, Peng also holds a master's in Computer Science from The City College of New York (CUNY).
Dr. Lilian Wu, Ph.D
Dr. Wu is Program Executive, Global University Programs, IBM Technology Strategy and Innovation. Dr. Wu also served on President Clinton's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and NSF’s Committee on Equal Opportunity in Science and Engineering. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University.
Steve Ryan is a Senior Operating Executive with broad domestic & international experience in sports/entertainment, media & consumer package goods, including being Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He is a graduate of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.
Father Gerry Blaszczak, S.J.
Father Gerry Blaszczak is Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Fairfield University. He has an M.Phil from Philosophische Hochschule Berchmanskolleg in Pullach, Germany and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Honorable Robert Holdman
The Honorable Robert Holdman is a former justice for the Westchester County Supreme Court in the 9th Judicial District of New York and judge for the New York Court of Claims. He received his J.D. from Fordham University.
Bruno Santonocito is a retired university administrator who for almost 40 years oversaw programs in institutional advancement including development, alumni relations, public affairs and communications, retiring as Associate Dean at Columbia Law School. Bruno received an M.A. from Rutgers University.
Patricia Nazemetz is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fordham University and a consultant with more than 30 years' experience in all aspects of Talent and Human Resource management, including more than a decade as Vice President of Global HR at Xerox. She earned a B.S. in Mathematics and a M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University.